If you're looking to admire a beautiful fall drive in Minnesota, you better start sooner rather than later because leaves are already beginning to change color up north.
For the most up-to-date colors, you can use this nifty tool from Minnesota State Parks and Trails. They give you a fall leaf "forecast" on where the trees' peak color percentages are at.
As of September 21-22, areas that are at 50-75% peak color are George Crosby Manitou State Park, Itasca State Park, Savanna Portage State Park, Schoolcraft State Park, Hill Annex Mine State Park, Scenic State Park, and Bear Head Lake State Park.
In certain areas, you can still rent canoes or kayaks to admire the fall foliage in a uniquely Minnesota way. Learn more and find the tool here.